Category Archives: Top News AFRICA

StarTimes endows in 12 channel IP streaming platform with PlayBox Neo

PlayBox Technology announced the completion of a new television playout system at the Beijing headquarters of StarTimes, one of Chinas leading digital broadcast service providers. The system comprises 12 fully redundant AirBox Neo IP streaming channels in a 6 + 6 dual channel configurations to provide full 1:1 backup protection. PlayBox Technology Asia Pacific engineer [...]

StarTimes joins Pay Tv market in Ethiopia

The Chinese multinational company, StarTimes, launched direct paid broadcast satellite service, making it the other player in the market besides DStv. Bridgetech Broadcasting & Media Plc, the local exclusive agent of StarTimes, started selling subscriptions to customers last week. StarTimes is based in Beijing and was established in 1988. Bridgetech obtained a license from the Ethiopian Broadcasting [...]

Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation set to air security service channel

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) says it will soon launch a security services channel as part of a cocktail of programmes planned for digital television broadcasting. ZBC chief executive officer, Patrick Mavhura told hundreds of content producers in Beitbridge that the security channel will be introduced alongside other channels such as wildlife, our country and [...]

Millimages to launch The Adventures of Nasredine in Mena

French production company Millimages will launch The Adventures of Nasredine, a new animated series for French television network Gulli. The series is expected to bow in September 2019is the first presale for the Gulli Bil Arabi channel. Gulli Bil Arabi rolled on in 2017 to expand the networks presence in the Middle East and North Africa market. It [...]

News24 doccies to be relayed on Showmax

Two documentaries recorded by the News24 video team is now available on Showmax. According to Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath, head of video at 24.com, its incredibly rewarding to see these original documentaries available for viewing on the local video on demand (SVOD) service.  Commenting the development, Sukhdeo-Raath, declared, “They were created by a scrappy team of journalists who before this [...]

SABC TV switches to HD ahead of World Cup

After years of waiting, the SABC is finally switching its TV channels to high definition (HD) with the South African public broadcaster upgrading the broadcast quality of its channels.  SABC1 and SABC3 will both switch from standard definition (SD) to HD from Monday 11 June, with SABC2 that will go HD sometime in July. The [...]